My good friend Mr. Schindler just let me borrow Batman Begins from him and I took the time to watch it this evening instead of patching, sanding, painting, cleaning, organizing, and stressing. All I can say is WOW.
Batman Begins is easily the best Batman movie ever. It is what Tim Burton was striving for, I really believe, in his first Batman with Michael Keaton. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the first one. The subsequent Hollywood offerings for the Dark Knight on the silver screen were… how shall I put it… utter crap, so I won’t comment as to their lack of merits. But Batman Begins was absolutely brilliant in its exploration of Batman’s beginnings, training, techno-arsenal, and psyche. About the only thing that I felt was lacking were the really tight fight scenes–too tight to really be able to see the action. But other than that, I have no complaints whatsoever.
My cat thought I was nuts, to be sure, but I was laughing, crying, and cheering throughout the movie.
Very, very, very well done.
Oh–and they finally did the Batmobile justice!! I LOVED it!
And now to sleep, perchance to dream… that… I’m Batman.